Bruins Down Northridge, 2-0 in Season Opener

Aug. 19, 2011

Box Score | Postgame Video Highlights

Northridge, Calif. - B.J. Snow's debut as head coach of the UCLA women's soccer team went off without a hitch on Friday evening, as the ninth-ranked Bruins opened the season with a 2-0 shutout over Cal State Northridge before 1,376 fans at the Matador Soccer Field.

The Bruins (1-0) struck once each half, moving out to a 1-0 lead when senior Sydney Leroux scored in the 29th minute. The goal occurred when freshman Caprice Dydasco played a ball to Leroux, who was making a run toward the top of the box. Leroux took a touch before finishing with a right-footed shot to the bottom right corner, just beating a diving Matador goalkeeper Cynthia Jacobo.

Freshman Rosie White got in on the scoring in the 73rd minute following a corner kick from fellow newcomer Chelsea Stewart. Stewart's ball into the box was punched up into the air by Jacobo. White got under it, heading the ball into the goal from close range.

Leroux led all players with six shots on the evening. Sophomore Jenna Richmond, who tore her ACL in last year's NCAA Tournament, made a successful return to the Bruin lineup as a reserve. UCLA out-shot Northridge, 20-6 on the night. The Bruins had six newcomers in Friday's starting lineup.

Next up for the Bruins is a showdown with Tennessee at the 2011 Lady Vol Classic in Knoxville next Friday.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Aug 21
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
L, 0 - 1
Sunday, Aug 23
at San Diego
San Diego, CA
W, 1 - 0 (2OT)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Sep 06
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Sep 11
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 13
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
L, 1 - 3
Thursday, Sep 17
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 25
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Oct 09
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Oct 11 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 29 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 3:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC
Sunday, Dec 06 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC